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Montemercurio, Italy

Vino Rosso Di Montepulciano DOC ‘Petaso’

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Like all the Montemercurio wines this Rosso di Montepulciano ‘Petaso’ is made by a modern producer but in an ‘old school’ style. Wild natural yeast fermentation, minimal filtration, no clarification and aging in large Slovenian oak barrels give this wine an expression all its own. Vineyards sit at some of the highest altitudes in the Montepulciano zone at 450m asl on about 10 hectares.
10 year old vines on mostly clay soils. Estate grown and hand harvested fruit.
95% sangiovese
5% merlot
Aged 16-18 months in large oak barrels.

Total Montemercurio estate production about 30-35k bottles annually.